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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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06/26/98
MEDIA NOTES

ONLINE: The World Cup''s official site, www.france98. com, took in 50 million hits on its opening day, or about 570,000 user sessions. On June 15, when both the U.S. and England played, the number inc

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Eastman Kodak, ESPN, NBA, NBC, NFL, Philadelphia 76ers, Quokka, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

06/26/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

VIKINGS: A representative for Las Vegas businesswoman Shruti Misra said that she has increased her bid from $180M to $225M, including $195M in cash. The rep said that Vikings attorney John Mooty shoul

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Philadelphia 76ers, Tampa Bay Lightning

06/26/98
U.S. TEAM BIDS ADIEU TO CUP THEY MAY HAVE RATHER PASSED ON

Team USA''s 1-0 loss to Yugoslavia in France "concluded a couple of tumultuous weeks at the World Cup for the U.S. team, which had been shaken by several players'' public criticism of Coach Steve Samp

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

06/26/98
THE DONATING DOMINATOR: HASEK LENDS HELPING HAND IN BUFFALO

Sabres G DOMINIK HASEK made a pledge yesterday that is expected to yield $1.5M for his youth hockey program and help Buffalo''s plans for an ice-rink complex, according to Kevin Collison of the BUFFAL

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, People and Pop Culture

06/26/98
NCAA AWARDS 2003-07 FINAL FOUR SITES TO FIVE DOMES

The NCAA announced sites for the 2003-07 Men''s Final Fours -- New Orleans (2003), San Antonio (2004), St. Louis (2005), Indianapolis (2006) and Atlanta (2007). The Final Fours will be played at the L

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

06/26/98
LEAGUE NOTES

Chris Evert credited the WTA Tour for its "press and marketing" of its players: "Hingis on the cover of GQ and Kournikova on Rolling Stone magazine, the Williams sisters in Vogue ... I think the WTA i

Tags: ATP, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Time Warner

06/26/98
UNIVISION'S RATINGS STRONG; ON ESPN, FOUDY YOU LIKE THAT?

During Univision''s live coverage of 32 World Cup games, the network is averaging 767,000 households, "easily eclipsing ESPN''s average of 592,000 and ESPN2''s 346,000, according to the AP''s Josh Dub

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

06/26/98
NHL BOARD LIMITS TEAM OWNERSHIP INTERESTS BY SAME INVESTOR

The NHL Board of Governors yesterday amended the league constitution "to limit ownership interests by the same investors in more than one team," a move that "could immediately affect the Fox Group, wh

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, NHL

06/26/98
DALLAS ARENA GROUP SEEKING VP/DIR OF SALES & MARKETING

The Arena Group is seeking qualified candidates for its position of VP/Director of Sales & Marketing. Responsible for creating and implementing a sales and marketing plan for Naming Rights, Sponsor Ad

Tags: Classified Advertisements, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, NBA, NHL, Southwest Sports Group

06/26/98
OAKLAND AUTHORITY OFFERS A'S EXTENSION ON LEASE DEADLINE

In an attempt to resolve a $48M claim filed by the A''s, Oakland Coliseum officials agreed yesterday to give the team until July 31 to file intent to break its lease, according to a report in the S.F.

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders

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